Editor Display Modes: Distraction Free and Presentation Mode

The editor can be run in several different display modes:

  • Normal mode
  • Distraction Free Mode
  • Presentation Mode

These modes are primarily controlled via the Control Box at the top left of the Markdown Monster Window:

Normal Mode

This is the default configuration which shows the editor with all the toolbars status bars and previewer. This is the most common way most people use the application.

Toggle the Preview Window

Within the normal mode you can also toggle the previewer using the World icon on the Window control box, or using the alt-v-p.

Distraction Free Mode (alt-shift-enter)

Distraction free mode removes the menu, toolbar and status bar and optionally lets you maximize the the Window to full screen so you can just focus on the editor.

Customizing Distraction Free Mode

You can customize how Distraction Free Mode operates by specifying exactly what to hide using a configuration settings in Tools -> Settings:

"DistractionFreeModeHideOptions": "menu,toolbar,statusbar,preview,tabs,maximized"

Each of the keywords specifies corresponds to a UI element to hide except for maximized, which if specified causes the window to maximized.

Presentation Mode (F11)

Presentation mode shows only the previewer for the editor removing everything else from the Markdown Monster Window.


© West Wind Technologies, 2018 • Updated: 06/10/17
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